By Alistair S. Duff

There is a transparent want for a scientific, integrative, and rigorous normative concept of the knowledge society. during this e-book, Duff bargains a prescriptive thought to assist to lead the educational and coverage groups as they debate the long run form of rising post-industrial, information-based societies. He argues that info coverage must turn into anchored in a left-liberal philosophy which foregrounds a possible permutation of the center beliefs of freedom, equality and brotherhood. the data society, whether it is to be worthy having in any respect, can't be allowed to be mostly the end result of the loose play of industry forces and technological determinism. The social constitution, together with the knowledge financial system, needs to be subjected to a regulatory axiological procedure as explicated by means of a few best proponents of social democracy. this article is going to be of curiosity to students and scholars on the innovative of data stories, journalism and media, computing device technological know-how, sociology, politics, philosophy, administration and law.

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